Monday, February 23, 2009

Cory Resnick wins OMS Resident Award from Windent

Dr. Cory Resnick, resident in OMS, has been named one of eleven recipients of the Windent Scholarship Award, chosen annually from among OMS residents training in accredited programs across the US.  The $2000 scholarship was awarded to Dr. Resnick after submitting an application that included essays on his future goals as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and his vision for technology in OMS.

"I see the oral and maxillofacial surgeon as a provider of hope and opportunity with the unique skills to improve the faces of those in need," says Dr. Resnick.  His essay reflected upon the care he's delivered to patients at Mass General, "I feel honored and privileged that they not only allow me to participate in their care, but that they turn to me with faces of hope and ask me for help."

In his technology essay, Dr. Resnick said that although improvements such as dental implants have transformed a surgeon's abilities to help his patients, it is in the areas of productivity and practice management where technology can have the greatest impact on the practice of OMS.  Citing economic pressures and managed care, Dr. Resnick says "productivity technology allows the surgeon to have confidence that he or she is running a viable and successful business while allowing focus to be turned toward patient care."

He also emphasized the role that patient education tools can play in an OMS practice.  Such tools "display professionalism on behalf of the surgeon . . . foster a partnership between the practitioner and the patient, and provide the patient with autonomy to make knowledgeable decisions regarding his or her treatment."

We congratulate Dr. Resnick on his recognition.  The Windent Scholarship Award is presented by Windent.

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